surgical rod

surgical rod

a cylindric implant, usually composed of metal, used to align and internally fix fractures of long bones.
See also: nail, pin.

sur·gi·cal rod

(sŭr'ji-kăl rod)
A cylindric implant, usually composed of metal, used to align and internally fix fractures of long bones.
See also: nail, pin
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"We are also discussing a licensing opportunity for UAA's surgical rod bender for spinal surgery with interested partners, and are starting to receive revenues from licenses for our student success model, so there will be quite a few things happening in the next couple of months," says Wisniewski.
The crocked Celtic striker revealed this week that he'll keep the surgical rod in his left leg until the end of his career as this means the limb can't be broken again.